oddity wrote:Might be controversial but I don't like dumping hate on people who don't want to get vaccinated. I got vaxxed, and I think people should, but at the end of the day, there are a million personal reasons why someone would feel anxious or uncomfortable getting it. If we don't try to understand each other it will only turn into a culture war that extremizes people to one side or the other. This morning I saw a youtube video by one of the biggest names on the platform entitled "Can we Laugh When Antivaxxers Die of Covid?" and it just blew my mind how much we have dehumanized these people. How can you expect any anti-vaxxers to listen to you when you're dancing on their loved ones' graves??
I can understand that, but this country got so divided over the last four years (and was already very divided) that it will be that way with everything.
You have people storming the capitol, ready to kidnap polticians or worse, people planning to kidnap the Michigan mayor or worse, and all these various killings over the past few years.
Incidentally I have been watching a Danish show recently (Forbrydelsen) and I already watched one I loved called Borgen and I was thinking last night how their political system is interesting. They have numerous parties, and various parties have to agree to win a majority. Things may be divided by the two biggest sides but there are other parties that make the difference.
Now I'm not an expert and I may have a lot of that wrong, but it would be interesting if there were more parties and more people actually deciding how they feel about things by themselves instead of listening and regurgitating whatever rhetoric their side comes up with.
The weird thing is if Trump hadn't been such a COVID denier (even though he wanted us to get the vaccine first) then I doubt this would even be much of a problem at all.
Ultimately I don't think there were THAT many antivaxxer types before this COVID stuff so I think a lot of people are not taking it more because of principle than for legitimate health reasons they may think they have.